Srinagar, June 8: Pakistan’s premier pacer Hasan Ali has been nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month award alongside Praveen Jayawickrama of Sri Lanka and Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh.
Hasan enjoyed a fascinating comeback to international cricket after his heroics in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021 . He then dominated the home Test series against South Africa with the ball before rattling Zimbabwe at their home ground.
In the previous month, Hasan played two Tests against Zimbabwe where he took a total of 14 wickets and claimed the man of the series award.
Praveen Jayawickrama also enjoyed a fruitful Test debut against Bangladesh where he took 11 Test wickets at 16.18 — best match figures by any Sri Lankan bowler on Test debut.
On the other hand, Rahim smacked a half-century and a century against the Islanders in the recently concluded ODI series and finished with 237 runs at an average of 79.
ICC Women’s Player of the Month Nominee:
All-rounder Kathryn Bryce is the first player from Scotland, male, or female, to make it to the top 10 of the batting or bowling lists in the ICC Player Rankings released recently.
She played four T20Is against Ireland where she scored 96 runs and took 5 wickets with an economy rate of 4.76. Gaby Lewis from Ireland also played four T20Is against Scotland where she scored 116 runs at 29.00 with a strike rate of 116.00.
She became the leading run-scorer in the series between Ireland and Scotland, with innings of 47 in the second match and 49 in the fourth. Her compatriot Leah Paul took 9 wickets at 4.44 with an economy rate of 4.44 against Scotland and became the leading wicket-taker in the T20I series between Ireland and Scotland.